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Current Sports #58 | August 6, 2013

Aug 6, 2013

It was media day at the Michigan State football camp yesterday and Al caught up with some of the players to discuss the upcoming season.  Al and Matt discuss the upcoming season from both sides of the ball and also give their top 5 foods to eat while watching football.

Current Sports #57 | August 5, 2013

Aug 5, 2013

Current Sports welcomes professor of Applied Sports Psychology Daniel Gould to the show to discuss the field of sports psychology. Al runs through the latest in the sports world including the Detroit Tigers, MSU football and more on Riley Cooper. And we introduce Motivation Monday, where we invite De'Andre Carter to get you properly motivated.

Current Sports #56 | August 2, 2013

Aug 2, 2013

The Current Sports team debate the Riley Cooper scandal and other newsworthy items, including the Spartan football team and the Biogenesis scandal. And intern Mike Koury sits down with sports financial planner Rob Gabridge to discuss why athletes go broke.

Current Sports #55 | June 18, 2013

Aug 1, 2013

Today marks our second episode of sports trivia. Al puts his 1-0 record on the line against Alex. Can he go 2-0 or will he fall to the ever so sharp Alex? Find out!

Current Sports #54 | July 31, 2013

Jul 31, 2013

The Detroit Pistons made a major move by acquiring Brandon Jennings from the Milwaukee Bucks.  Al and Matt discuss the good and the bad of the trade. They also break down the recent trade the tigers made in light of Peralta most likely being suspended for 50 games.

Al also breaks down the latest in the sports world and whether or not the NCAA will ever vote a freshman as the Heisman winner. Thanks Johnny...

Current Sports #53 | July 30, 2013

Jul 30, 2013

East Lansing Snap Fitness Director of Personal Training, Mike Ball, joins Al to discuss all things health. Al breaks down the latest in the sports world and the team gives their Top 5 game eject ions of all time.

Current Sports #52 | July 29, 2013

Jul 29, 2013

It's Pick'em Monday! And it's coming down to the wire between Al and Matt. Listen in to hear who they pick and we run the latest in sports including the Detroit Tigers, the USA Men's National Soccer team winning the Gold Cup and the MSU Hall of Fame inductees. And production assistant Alex chats with Italian League basketball player Andrea Corbetta about player overseas.

Current Sports #51 | July 26, 2013

Jul 26, 2013

Need some improvement in your golf game? Al talks with Timber Ridge golf pro Max Rebner on the fairway to get some golf tips. We run through the latest in the sports world including Justin Verlander's struggles, more on Aaron Hernandez and Alex Rodriguez. And it's Reflection  Friday! The Current Sports team looks back on their favorite moments from the week.

Current Sports #50 | July 25, 2013

Jul 25, 2013

On  Current Sports'  50th episode, Al welcomes former MSU football player Chris D. Rucker to the show to talk about the Spartans and playing on the minor league football team, the Lansing Stealth. The Current Sports team discuss Big Ten media day, the Detroit Tigers and more on Aaron Hernandez. And it's Throwback Thursday! The team talks about what occurred today throughout sports history.

Current Sports #49 | July 24, 2013

Jul 24, 2013

Mark McElwee, President of the Lansing Curling Club, joins Al to discuss the club and the sport of curling. Al catches up with Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins to discuss Kirk's new book, Game Changer. It's barbershop Wednesday and the team debates whether or not athletes should be looked at as role models.

Current Sports #48 | July 23, 2013

Jul 23, 2013

Dr. Joseph Parent, Author of the new book How to Make Every Putt: The Secret to Winning Golf's Game Within the Game, joins Al to discuss how the book can improve your putting game and to discuss his career with working with professional athletes.

Ryan Braun has been suspended for the rest of the season due to using PED's. Is this the start of something new in the MLB?

It's also top 5 Tuesday, so the team gives their top 5 sports commercials of all time!

Current Sports #47 | July 22, 2013

Jul 22, 2013

Al welcomes MSU football defensive lineman to talk about the upcoming season, and dives into what's happening in the sports world including the British Open, the Detroit Tigers and athletes in trouble with the law. And the Current Sports team plays Pick em Monday!

Current Sports #46 | July 19, 2013

Jul 19, 2013

In our first golf tip segment, Al and Alex head out to Timber Ridge golf course to get tips from Head Golf Professional, Max Rebner. We break down the latest in sports and debate (once again) if  college athletes should be paid.

Current Sports #45 | July 18, 2013

Jul 18, 2013

Mateen Cleaves, former Michigan State basketball great, joins Al to discuss some of his time at MSU, his broadcasting career and his upcoming basketball camp for youth.

We also continue our discussion about athletes and social media. Elizabeth Heinrich, Associate Athletic Director and Chief of Compliance at The University of Michigan, discusses NCAA and University rules regarding social media for athletes.

Current Sports #44 | July 17, 2013

Jul 17, 2013
The Lansing Cowboys

Matthew Brown, coach and vice president of the The Lansing Cowboys youth football program, joins Al to discuss the program and how great of an impact it has on the kids.

Current Sports is also excited to have on broadcasting legend George Blaha. George talks about his past, the NBA during the 80's and 90's and the upcoming season for the Pistons.